Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology offers a clear, concise, and engaging account of the human body and its systems, with just the right amount of content. Designed for one-semester A&P courses and for students with little or no background in anatomy and physiology, this new, value-priced, text provides a solid framework for learning and understanding the interrelations of body systems. Seasoned authors and experienced educators, Kevin Patton, Gary Thibodeau, and Matthew Douglas use a conversational writing style and a variety of study tools to help you arrive at a complete understanding of human anatomy. What's more, a dynamic, full-color design with spectacular artwork offers a clear view of the human body, providing expert visual guidance while enhancing your learning experience.
Unit 1: Constituents of the Human Body 1. Organization of The Human Body 2. The Chemistry of Life 3. Anatomy of Cells 4. Physiology of Cells 5. Cell Growth and Reproduction 6. Tissues and Their Functions Unit 2: Support and Movement 7. Skin and Its Appendages 8. Skeletal Tissues 9. Bones and Joints 10. Muscular System Unit 3: Communication, Control, and Integration 11. Cells of the Nervous System 12. Central Nervous System 13. Peripheral Nervous System 14. Sense Organs 15. Endocrine System Unit 4: Transportation and Defense 16. Blood 17. Anatomy of the Cardiovascular System 18. Physiology of the Cardiovascular System 19. Lymphatic and Immune Systems Unit 5: Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion 20. Respiratory System 21. Digestive System 22. Nutrition and Metabolism 23. Urinary System and Fluid Balance Unit 6: Reproduction and Development 24. Male Reproductive System 25. Female Reproductive System 26. Growth and Development 27. Human Genetics and Heredity
Thibodeau, Gary A. Chancellor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, River Falls, WI.
Douglas, Matthew M. Professor of Zoology
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Adjunct Professor, Department of Entomology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan.